Islamabad: FIA Red Book accused human trafficker arrested
ISLAMABAD: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested Asad Ullha Shah, a Red Book accused of Human Trafficking from the last 20 years.
The Sessions Judge Muhammad Aslam Gondal sent the accused on judicial remand, who earlier had been on three-day physical remand.
A First Information Report (FIR) vide 293/11 dated 26-04-11 was registered against the accused who hails from District Sargodha under Sections 6PA/ 420/ 468/ 471 PPC, FIA/ Anti Human Trafficking.
According to FIA, it nabbed Sanaullah on April 26, 2011 in Blue Area Islamabad and produced before the court on April 27.
Asad was settled down in Middle East from the last five years and was apparently embroiled in Human Trafficking activities spread over the last 20 years. The court on April 27 granted a five-day physical remand to the accused and handed him over to FIA.
FIA Monday produced the accused before the court after his physical remand and informed it that during the interrogation it recovered 14 Pakistani passports as well as 5 others of different European and Mideastern countries.
The Agency requested the court to extend the remand to further probe the accused and recover all the equipment including forged documents from the accused. According to a FIA sources, Asad Ullha had been operating from the Middle East.
The accused arrived in Islamabad few days back by a private airliner and during his stay in Pakistan managed to send over 150 people to Greece, Turkey, European and Middle Eastern countries and charged them Rs 0.8 to 1.2 million each, sources said.
FIA informed the court that there were four FIRs Vide 89/95, 5/ 97, 25/ 97 and 83/ 07 registered in different cities with FIA Anti Human Trafficking Cell against the accused.
The fugitive accused was wanted by FIA for some years. He owned a private company with its branches the country over that is also accused of smuggling children for jock riding.
The court extended the physical remand to one more day and judicial remand after that at Adyala Jail, Rawalpindi. It ordered to present the accused again on May 16, 2011.